Born and raised in Taiwan, Shu-Ju Wang settled in Portland, Oregon after stays in Saudi Arabia, California, and New Jersey. Trained as a engineer, she started taking classes at Oregon College of Art & Craft while working on engineering projects at Tektronix. In 2000, she left the high tech industry to become a full time studio artist working in painting, artist's books and installations. Her work focuses on the profound and sometimes catastrophic transformations of our lives. Using multiple voices and points of views, she addresses issues such as immigration, the environment, as well as health, aging and dementia. Her artist's books are in many private and public collections, including the Brooklyn Museum, Yale University, and many others. She has been featured in the New York Times, the Oregonian and other regional and national publications.